Ruben Amorim flies to England for 'talks' as Liverpool next manager plan takes fresh twist

Sporting CP boss Rúben Amorim.
Sporting CP boss Rúben Amorim. -Credit:Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images

Ruben Amorim has reportedly flown to London to hold further conversations about becoming West Ham United's new manager - as talk of succeeding Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool eases.

The 39-year-old Sporting CP manager had been the bookmakers' favourite to become the new Liverpool manager at the end of the season after last month Xabi Alonso announced that he would be staying put at Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen.

On Monday, though, talk of Amorim moving to Anfield appeared to be extinguished as The Athletic reported that he had held talks with the Hammers about succeeding David Moyes at the end of the season, should he not extend his contract with the Londoners.

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That was before Amorim was spotted arriving in London later on Monday afternoon with his agent Raul Costa for, as per CNN Portugal, further face-to-face talks with the Hammers. Amorim, who is contracted with Sporting CP until 2026, is reported to have flown in a private jet owned by West Ham.

The former Benfica and Portugal midfielder has remained tight-lipped on his future and speaking at a press conference after his side's 3-0 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes on Sunday, refused to comment on speculation linking him with a summer switch to the Premier League.

“Nothing has changed," said Amorim. "I'll be here next week. The main objective is to become champion as quickly as possible.”